Google’s newly announced Nexus 7 tablet lacks a rear facing dedicated camera, and instead only rocks a front camera for video chat type apps. Which makes it understandable that Google did away with a camera app making it so you can’t just snap photos at will. Today however a familiar Android developer has released an app that solves this problem.

To meet the awesome low price of just $199 Google and ASUS removed the rear facing camera, plus I don’t think that many people take pictures with their tablets anyways. For those that want to use that front camera on the Nexus 7 (once they get it) for Instagram or any of those “camera effects” a dedicated Jelly Bean camera app launcher by Paul O’Brien is available now.

Since this is just an app you don’t need any tricks or root access, just download the app from the Play Store here and enjoy. If you’re the type that wants to take video with a front 1.3 megapixel camera you can do that too. There isn’t much to the app and it’s basically just for convenience and to add the option to the Nexus 7.

Do you take pictures with your tablet? Will you download this app once you get the Nexus 7 tablet yourself?

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[via SlashGear]


  1. I use it quite a lot especially with Photoshop touch for tablets installed it makes it quick and easy to use. I’ll still need to use my sgt7 7 on the go for it plus 3g.

  2. I was really disappointed that the Nexus 7 didn’t come with a good camera on the back! I use a camera on my Nexus One all the time. If ASUS offers a copy with a good camera and an additional memory slot at a higher price I will be first in line to buy one.

  3. If I can’t use the camera for general “picture taking” I will not buy one. However, I see now that there is an APP available for photo shooting with the Nexus so I will re-think about buying one.
    I use the camera on my Smart phone all the time so I know I will want a usefull camera on my tablet.


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